An evening in support of The Gurkha Memorial Fund UK

This past weekend I had the chance to support the Gurkha Memorial Fund UK by attending an evening dinner in recognition of 200 years of service to the Crown and to support the Gurkha Memorial Fund’s new objectives to provide computers and computer technology and education for rural schools in Nepal.

My evening started meeting friends for drinks on The Leas of Folkestone.

My friends and I met at The Cliffe Restaurant, which is a newly renovated fixture within The View Hotel.

My friend and fellow BNI Folkestone member Wendy Flanagan, owner of The Holistic Home in Folkestone
The View Hotel is an independent family run hotel. Their primary emphasis is on excellence in service and customer satisfaction. Their goal is to ensure that your stay with them is an enjoyable and happy experience.
As you can see, I enjoyed great company along with the picturesque scenery.

Our event was to take place next to Leas Cliff Hall in the Channel Suite.

Located in Folkestone on the South Kent coast, The Leas Cliff Hall and Channel Suite offer unrivaled English Channel views from an elevated cliff-top promenade position. The Leas Cliff Hall, a truly unique venue.

_52A8592Our backdrop for the evening, The English Channel _52A8597_52A8600_52A8603The black-tie event was attended by a number of prominent Folkestonian fixtures._52A8606

Royal Gurkha Rifles Regimental Piper



We enjoyed a number of well-performed renditions by the Folkestone Military Wives Choir, Shorncliffe.

I received my invitation to the night’s event from my fellow BNI member Ray Johnson of Independent Insurance Services.

Ray Johnson of Independent Insurance Services has access to many insurers and is able to offer a variety of insurance products, whether personal or commercial. Their main objective is to offer you a service based on value for money, a first-class service and a wide choice of cover tailored to suit your needs.

_52A8660_52A8662Our evening concluded with a wonderful performance by the Nepalese Cultural Dancers from Folkestone’s School for Girls.

The night’s entertainment was a brilliant way to cap off a lovely evening in support of a great cause.

To learn more about the Gurkhas and how you can help to support this worthy cause, please visit the Gurkha Memorial Fund website.



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